Is Oedipus Rex a tragic hero?
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is the first of the playwright's three surviving Theban plays. From the moment of his birth, Oedipus is bound by fate, thanks to a mistake made by his father years ago. However, he believes he can escape the gods' ordained judgment if he avoids the circumstances described by the prophecies.
Answer and Explanation:
Yes, Oedipus Rex is a tragic hero because he is destroyed by his own flaws, combined with fate, not be any outside force. Oedipus is arrogant enough...
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Explore the theme of hubris in Sophocles' ''Oedipus Rex.'' Discover why Oedipus is guilty of the crime of hubris, how it led to his downfall, and quotes from the play about Oedipus' hubris.